Andrew and Jane's Weddding


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The Service

The three sacred ministers

The sacrament of Holy Matrimony was solomnised at The Cathedral Church of Christ and Blessed Mary the Virgin, Durham on 16th July 2005 at 2pm by special licence of The Lord Archbishop of Canterbury under the Ecclesiastical Licences Act 1533. As such there were no banns called.

Andrew and Jane's wedding was celebrated in the Catholic tradition of the Church of England. The service was Solemn High Nuptial Mass celebrated at the High Altar. The service was celebrated eastward facing with traditional language from Common Worship order 1. The Bride and Groom used the vows from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer.

The servers came from both Coventry and Durham, Jane having been a server at Durham Cathedral and Andrew at Coventry Cathedral.

Celebrant: The Reverend Mother Gilly Meyers, Succentor Durham Cathedral
Deacon : The Reverend Deacon Nils Chittenden, chaplain of St Mary's College Univesity of Durham
Sub-Deacon and Homilist : The Reverend Father Matt Ward, Chaplain,Coventry University

Best Man : Cllr Kevin Foster
Bridesmaid : Laura Bates

Crucifer : Bob Mathews
Thurifer : John Bell
Boat : Eric Carter
Acolytes : Paul Warren and Cllr Chris Cliffe

The outline of the service was :-

The Bride Entered to Promendade from Pictures at an Exhibition, Mussorgsky (Buy Music)
Hymn : Guide me O Thou Great Jehova (Buy Music)
Kyrie, Darke in F
General Confession (Book of Common Prayer)
The Declerations (Book of Common Prayer)
The Collect
Old Testament reading by Stephen Pickering: Song of Solomon 2:8-17
Gradual Hymn : Crown Him With Many Crowns (Buy Music)
Gospel read by the Deacon : St John 2:1-11
Homily by Fr Matt Ward
Anthem : Let All the World in Every Corner Sing, Vaughan Williams
The Giving of Rings (Book of Common Prayer)
The Proclamation (Book of Common Prayer)
The Blessing of the Marriage (Book of Common Prayer)
Registration of the Marriage
Anthem : Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring, Bach (Buy Music)
The Prayers led by Diane Benton
Offeterery Hymn : Alleluia, Sing to Jesus (Buy Music)
The bread and wine were brought to the High Altar by Kelwin York and Kevin Foster
The liturgy of The Most Holy Sacrment of the Eucharist was sung (Common Worship Order One, Traditional Language) and celebrated eastward facing.
Sanctus : Darke in F
Angus Dei: Darke in F
Communion Anthem : Panis Angelicus, Frank (Buy Music)
Hymn : Thine be the Glory (Buy Music)
Solemn Blessing
The bride and groom leave to Hornpipe Watermusic, Handel (Buy Music)